Terri Sewell endorses Selma Mayor George Evans in third re-election bid


Alabama 7th District U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell endorsed current Selma Mayor George Evans Tuesday in his third re-election campaign.

“I am proud to endorse George Evans for re-election as Mayor of my hometown of Selma,” said Sewell in a statement of endorsement. “I have known Mayor Evans all my life and he has always been a strong voice and a tireless fighter for the people of Selma.”

It’s a crowded field of candidates vying for the position of Selma mayor, with four candidates running against Evans — Ward 3 Selma City Councilman Greg Bjelke, Baptist minister Jerria Martin, State Rep. Darrio Melton and former Selma mayor James Perkins Jr.

But Sewell believes Evans is best for the job.

“From his demonstrated efforts to revitalize downtown Selma to his dedicated commitment to making our community stronger and safer, Mayor Evans has earned a third term to continue the progress that he has made in the areas of economic development, education, infrastructure and public safety,” Sewell explained.

Evans and Sec Vilsack and Sewell

Rep. Terri Sewell, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mayor George, on the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge during the Secretary’s visit to Selma. [Photo Courtesy of Rep. Terri Sewell]

Sewell went on to explain throughout his tenure Mayor Evans has worked hard to bring federal jobs and resources to Selma.

“We share a real love for Selma and a passionate desire to move this City forward,” Sewell continued. “Mayor Evans stood with me and President Obama to commemorate the historic significance of the events that occurred in Selma over 50 years ago and he was a fearless advocate with me in making the case to Obama cabinet officials from HUD, DOT, and Agriculture to bring more federal resources to Selma so that our community can thrive for future generations.”

Sewell concluded, “Mayor George Evans believes in Selma and I strongly support his re-election so that we can continue working together to provide better opportunities to the people of Selma and Dallas County.”


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